Mitchell County Tax Assessor-Collector accused of stealing county property

Mitchell County Tax Assessor-Collector accused of stealing county property

MITCHELL COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A candidate on the ballot is in trouble with the law.

The Mitchell County Tax Assessor-Collector is accused of stealing county property.

Sylvia Clanton is out of jail after posting bond.

The indictment stated that Clanton took a table and chairs valued between $50 to $500 back in Sept. 2015.

Clanton is charged with theft of property by a public servant, which is a misdemeanor. 

The sheriff says Clanton turned herself in on February 19, a day after being indicted by a grand jury.

The sheriff says the case had to go to a grand jury because she is a public servant.

Clanton is running unopposed on Republican ticket.

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